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June 4, 2020: LGL Health Unit reports unchanged total of 350 cases of COVID-19 and 50 deaths

by | Jun 4, 2020 | Local News | 1 comment

The Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark District Health Unit reported today (June 4, 2020) a total of 350 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19. The health unit also reported 50 deaths. Both totals are unchanged from yesterday’s report.

94% of cases (281) have recovered. 

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They also reported the following data in their most recent surveillance report:

LGLDHU Case Summary (all cases):
350 lab confirmed cases including 50 deaths & 281 (94%) recovered in LGLDHU
 Community cases: 78 (22%), 70 (93%) recovered
 Healthcare worker cases: 84 (24%), 80 (95%) recovered
 Long-term care/retirement residence cases: 188 (54%), 128 (91%) recovered
 0 (0%) increase in lab confirmed cases since last report
 Lab confirmed case positivity was 11% in March/April with 3194 lab tests.
 Lab confirmed case positivity is 2% in May/June with 2588 lab tests.
 2 current COVID-19 related outbreaks in long-term care facilities
 Cases geographically spread across region (18/21 municipalities reporting cases)
 240 (69%) of cases are female
 Median age of cases is 73-years (min = 0, max = 104)
 4% < 19-years, 15% 20-44 years, 20% 45-64 years, 61% 65+ years
 4 (1%) of cases currently hospitalized

LGLDHU Deaths Summary:
50 deaths ((47 (94%) long-term care, 3 (6%) community))
 Case fatality rate is 15%
 Median age of deaths is 86-years (min = 56, max = 100)
 48 (96%) of deaths occurred in population aged 65+ years
 31 (62%) of deaths were female
 12 (24%) of deaths occurred in hospital

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is working with our municipalities, community organizations, and local health care providers to respond to the COVID-19 virus in our community.

COVID-19 is present in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. Please continue to practice physical distancing, respiratory precautions, consider wearing a cotton mask when in public places, and do regular cleaning of common hard surfaces. We all need to work together to help stop others from becoming sick. Read our website for information and call 1-800-660-5853 if you have questions or are concerned you might have COVID-19.

We are providing essential services only and our offices and service sites are closed to walk-in public. Check our website for a listing of our services.

– Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health

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1 Comment

  1. Margaret

    My heart hurts for the additional health care worker who has tested positive. Hopefully they will weather the virus through with no serious complications and a lot of support.

    That being said, I am so proud to be a part of the Province that has respected the Medical Officer Recommendations with only 5 Community cases yet to be considered discharged and no community increase.

    Hopefully we will also be proud of who and where we are in relation to how are Vulnerable Persons are treated in Long Term Care Homes/Shelters etc. In our area
    Be Respectful. Stay Vigilant. Be Safe.

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